Friday, December 30, 2016

**Review** Amelia's Hope by Candis Vargo

Amelia's Hope

Contemporary Romance/Women's fiction
Date Published: 11/14/16
Publisher: Fifth Ink Publishing

“Even though I was decaying, Amelia was growing. It was like some beautiful symphony the way both things were happening at once.”

Sacrificing your life for your child is one of the greatest ways a mother can show her love... For Cara Michaels, that sacrifice was made.

At ten weeks pregnant, Cara was diagnosed with a fast-acting cancer and was faced with the ultimate decision… That decision, was to forgo life-saving treatment to ensure her child would come into this world unharmed.

Cara shares with us the last months of her life as she prepared to give birth to her child, and for her husband, Joel, to parent without her.

But a husband can only handle so much before he breaks…

My Thoughts:
This is definitely a story that is emotional and may have the reader grabbing for the tissues. Cara faces news that sends her crashing to the ground when she finds out that not only does she have Acute Myeloid Leukemia, but she is also on her 10th week of pregnancy...
This makes her face the very difficult and heart wrenching decision: does she sacrifice her life by not doing chemotherapy in order to have her baby or...
This story unquestionably pulls you in...first you're excited for them as they move into their first home, then you feel empathy and compassion for Cara and her husband Joel for what they face and know what is ahead...they just can't seem to catch a break.
The author did such a wonderful job writing this story, bringing life to the characters, and bringing depth and realness to the story line. Part of what makes this story so heartbreaking is knowing this isn't so fictional for everyone...
Yes, we know the ending, Cara tells us that but, the ending may actually surprise you.

About the author:
Growing up on an old dirt road in the middle of nowhere, as a child Candis used her love for books as a way to escape reality (and her brother constantly trying to kill her--literally). She blames her love of all things Horror on being born on Friday the 13th and will always find joy in scaring her friends. 
You will find a little piece of her in every book she writes. She loves a good happy ending
but isn’t afraid to keep her stories real, even if that means telling the side of a story most people are afraid to tell.
Never caring for the norms or boundaries, Candis has written several genres from Horror to Erotica.
When she's not writing or reading, she can usually be found chasing her children around or binge watching Netflix. She currently lives in Rome, Pennsylvania with her husband and three children.


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